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Posts tagged ‘FGM’

If Allah sent us whole why should we cut for the sake of God?

By Saleha Paatwala
At that age, who has ever considered going through such an agony in the most intimate area that no youngster would even like anybody to see or touch? I didn’t really see the amount of blood that had gushed out because I had no courage to. Only after I reached home and went to pee, I saw the cotton and figured it out. I couldn’t urinate properly for three days as it hurt me to an unbearable degree.

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Just a Slice of Skin

By Mariya Taher & Aarefa Johari
I, Mariya Taher, and I, Aarefa Johari, at the age of seven, went through the Dawoodi Bohra tradition called khatna, known to the rest of the world as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (FGC).

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